37 HU students to do service trips at spring break

Thirty-seven Huntington University students will participate in service trips during the school's spring break the week of March 16.

One group of 11 students is heading out on a "mystery trip" to an undisclosed location. The trip is designed to provide disaster relief to any area that may need it at the time of the trip, as well as to keep the focus on service instead of travel.

The trip will be led by Grace Kaufman, director of volunteer service and outreach ministry, and Lauren Kirby, volunteer coordinator at the Friesen Center.
Fourteen students, including senior Megan Karst, of Huntington, will head to Belize to work at Hosanna House in Valley Community. The group will renovate homes of families in need, paint a preschool and participate in sports with the children.

The Belize team is led by Arthur Wilson, campus pastor, and Kaitlyn Dreman, student trip leader.

A 12-student team will serve in Jamaica, the first time an HU group has visited that country since 2008.

The Jamaica trip is led by Dr. Norris Friesen, the Friesen Center's namesake, and student trip leader Katie Eckhoff.